Mourinho and Ozil.

What Jose Mourinho and Mesut Ozil did after Arsenal v Chelsea in 2013

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Manchester United fans probably aren’t too excited by the reports suggesting Mesut Ozil has told his Arsenal teammates that he will be joining United next summer.

The German’s contract expires at end of the season and he will be free to join whoever he wants.

And that could well be Arsenal’s rivals - especially with Jose Mourinho at the helm.

Mourinho and Ozil worked together at Real Madrid and still have a close relationship, despite suggestions that they clashed at the Bernabeu.

In fact, Mourinho even wrote the foreword for Ozil in his autobiography.

And what the Portuguese boss said when Ozil signed for Arsenal in 2013 sums up what he really thinks of the playmaker.

"Ozil is unique,” he said.

“There is no copy of him, not even a bad copy. He is the best No.10 in the world. He makes things very easy for me and for his team-mates with his football vision and the decisions he makes.”

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And, just months later, Mourinho was showing his admiration for Ozil once again.

Chelsea met Arsenal in the League Cup in October and, after their 2-0 victory, Mourinho walked onto the pitch to greet the Arsenal player.

Now, it’s usually players swapping shirts with each other after the match, but Mourinho did something very unusual.


He asked for Ozil’s shirt and left the pitch holding the jersey of his former player.

How bizarre.

Take a look:

And by next summer, Mourinho could be holding an Ozil shirt once again. This time, it could be a United one and it might be the day he’s signing for the club.

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